Boleslaw Szymanski General Chair of First International Workshop on Social Sensing

Social sensing has emerged as a new paradigm for collecting sensory measurements by means of "crowd-sourcing" sensory data collection tasks to a human population. Humans can act as sensor carriers (for example, by carrying GPS devices that share location data), sensor operators (by taking pictures with smart phones), or as sensors themselves (by sharing their observations on Twitter). Scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas on October 19, 2015, SocialSens 2015 is the first international workshop on social sensing to bring together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government to present recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research.

"Roots of Africa" Music Ensemble to Perform at Mother's

p>The Roots of Africa Music Ensemble launches a series of "mini-performances" at Mother's in the Rensselaer Union beginning at 2 pm on October 14, 2015.

Registration Now Open for NYSP2I 5th Annual R&D Student Competition

Registration is now open through Friday, November 13 for the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute 5th Annual Student Competition, entitled "Great Minds - New Solutions." The competition enables students to develop and design solutions to real world environmental challenges.

Destination Imagination to Host "Scaredy Cat" Dinner

Sunday, November 1, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Mother's in the Student Union
Cost: $5
Description: Test your luck at the Scaredy Cat Dinner! Come with your friends for an evening of riddles, food, and fun, all while supporting one of RPI's newest clubs, Destination Imagination. We will be serving a variety of dishes in a random order, so you never know what you are going to get!
Contact: Rensselaer Union

Lally Schedules Supply Chain and Analytics Seminar

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Ctr for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Lower atrium
Description: Guest speaker Jodie Wright ’10, senior associate, Information Protection and Business Resilience Practice, KPMG, will present "Confidence in Chaos: Fortifying Your Personal and Professional Supply Chain Business Continuity Capabilities in an Evolving Risk Landscape." Wright will discuss how, in today's evolving marketplace, more organizations recognize the importance of establishing a business continuity program and developing plans to help mitigate loss.
Contact: Erika Falle

President's Fall Town Meeting to be Held October 29

Thursday, October 29, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Theater
Description: President Shirley Ann Jackson invites the Rensselaer community to join her for the 2015 Fall Town Meeting. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will also be served following the Town Meeting.
Contact: President’s Office

DotCIO Updating Login Pages

This weekend, DotCIO is implementing changes to the login mechanism for Benelogic, Digital Measures, PeopleAdmin, Blackboard CampusCard, Cayuse, and iLabs Solutions. The new login screen will look similar to the new CAS login page. Your user name and password will not be effected by these updates.

Final Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Description: The Student Health Center has scheduled three additional flu shot clinics through Tuesday, October 20; please refer to the campus events calendar at for specific dates and times. Don't let the flu get you....get your flu shot today!
Contact: Student Health Center

Annual Benefits Fair, Faculty / Staff Appreciation Day Slated for November 6

Rensselaer's Division of Human Resources is pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Benefits Fair and Faculty / Staff Appreciation Day and Benefits Open Enrollment Period!

From The Approach: A Conversation with Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year Dr. Paul A. Bleicher '76

In this Approach blog, the Rensselaer news team spoke with alumnus Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., (B.S. ’76), who is the 2015 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year, and chief executive officer of OptumLabs, about entrepreneurship, resilience in leadership, and his time at Rensselaer.